The Best Gifts For Men | Mega Guide for Gift Inspiration

Best Gifts for Men
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It’s that time of year where you scour shops for the perfect gift for the guy in your life. You want something that will make him “ooh” and “ahh,” or smile and chuckle. We know coming up with gift ideas for men can be tough. Lots of guys aren’t willing (or able) to tell you what they really want. And thinking of holiday or birthday gifts for men that are really unique can feel overwhelming. Continue Reading

The ‘Perfect Pair’ of DIY Galentine’s Day Mugs


DIY 'Perfect Pair' Galentine's Day Mugs for your Best Friend

We’re fully on board with Galentine’s Day and we whipped up a sweet and simple DIY project you can complete in a matter of hours. Start brainstorming nicknames for your dynamic duo, your terrific trio, and your fantastic foursome, because once you start this project, you won’t want to stop.

 Inspired by these tees, I put together a set of hand painted mugs to treat my best friend.

PB&J Best Friend Tees
Photo by Mattie Krall for Champagne & Macaroons 

All you need is a special set of paints, some mugs, and about an hour. Continue Reading

30 Galentine’s Day Gifts to Buy or DIY

30 Galentine's Day Gifts to Buy or DIY


I don’t know about you, but in light of current events, I’m feeling an abundance of gratitude for the women in my world. The future is indeed female, and when ladies come together, remarkable things happen. 

What better way to celebrate sisterhood than to treat your tribe to a Galentine’s Day gift? I’ve rounded up my favorite gifts to give to your best friends, as well as a couple easy, meaningful DIYs you can create with your own two hands.  Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Great Handmade Gifts for Men

We’re kicking the gift giving season off with a roundup of some of our favorite hand-crafted items for guys! In an effort to encourage “shopping small” this holiday season and supporting our fellow makers, each product featured is handmade by independent Etsy shop artisans. Enjoy!        







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Roundup: 10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine’s Day

10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day
Photo: Warm Hot Chocolate

This morning it hit me… Valentine’s Day is only a couple weeks away! It’s always a good excuse to pair red with pink and eat lots of candy. And it’s also a great reason to do some crafting! So I’ve rounded up ten of my favorite Valentine’s Day-themed DIY projects.   


10 Fun And Festive DIY Projects For Valentine's Day

1. These pretty heart straw stirrers would be perfect for a Valentine’s Day cocktail party… or just to dress up your morning orange juice! Continue Reading

Free Printables: Kid Valentine Cards

When I was a kid, I LOVED Valentine’s Day for a lot of reasons. One, we made Valentine Boxes which meant I could bust out red, pink, and white construction paper, and tons of glitter. Two, going to the store and picking out the most glittery box of Valentines cards I could find. (I liked glitter. Still do.) Three, finding the most mushy card in the box to give my current crush. Four, opening all the cards I got from the other kids and hoping my crush gave me an equally mushy card. Continue Reading

Mr. Modern VALENTINE: Alexander Girard

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Photo Images: Herman Miller

Nobody has done as much for cool, modern heart designs as textile designer, and lover of folkart,  Alexander Girard. I became a huge fan of his furniture and fabric designs when we were entrenched in making the projects for Curbly’s book, Make It! MidCentury Modern. I was more than delighted to see Herman Miller’s blog tribute posted yesterday about their beloved Master of Textiles. It states,

“In the 1967 Herman Miller catalog the “International Heart” is referred to as “Love Heart” and “A tribute of Love and Friendship to your wife, sweetheart, or customer.”  And you could get a 15 1/2 square for a whopping $2.25. Continue Reading